Duke Weekend in DC

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Duke Weekend in DC includes a series of programs targeted to students interested in public interest or federal government work. Through Duke Weekend in DC programs, students will have an opportunity to learn about, apply to, and network for job opportunities in Washington DC.

Students are encouraged to register for and participate in the Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair, October 26th and 27th. (More information in the sidebar at right.)  On Friday evening October 26th, students are invited to attend a networking reception with DC-area Duke Law alumni working in federal government and public interest organizations. On Saturday afternoon October 27th, students have an opportunity to hear from panels of Duke alumni who will speak about their work, career paths, and advice for students seeking to develop careers in government and public interest law.

Duke Weekend in DC Alumni Panels

Panel topics may include: legislative lawyering on Capitol Hill; working with federal government agencies; and non-profit advocacy and lobbying.

Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair

Registration is open for the Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair, to be held Friday and Saturday October 26th and 27th. This is the largest public interest career fair in the country, where leading nonprofit organizations and government agencies come to meet and interview candidates for summer and post-graduate employment. The Conference and Career Fair provides access to job opportunities for law students; and offers a multitude of skill-building and career advising sessions with experts from around the country.

Equal Justice Works Conference Registration Instructions

Duke Law School will cover the cost of registration for students interested in attending EJW Career Fair, however, you must follow these registration instructions:

  • First, create a profile and register for the event.
  • Select credit card as your payment option and click submit;
    • a payment screen will appear requesting your credit card information.
    • You can then log off the system and then log back on to apply for positions.
    • You will not receive a confirmation email from EJW regarding your registration, so do not wait to receive one.
  • If you pay for your own registration, Duke cannot process a refund; the method of registration described here is the only way for Duke to cover your cost of registration.
    • If you decide not to go to EJW after you have registered, be sure to cancel your registration before the “cancellation deadline” of October 16th. If you register for the conference and do not attend, you will owe Duke for the $25 cost of your registration.